Unity Health & Care

The Unity Health and Care team understand our local communities across the Test Valley and beyond.

We help support people to link up with local groups and organisations who offer activities and advice tailored to the individual’s needs, and we do what we can to support the creation of strong, confident communities.

Where there are gaps in local provision, we do our best to fill these gaps.

Our Health and Care Services

Unity Home Support Service

Home Support Service

The Unity Home Support Service provides an extra layer of support to those living independently in their own homes within the Test Valley.

From providing companionship to those experiencing social isolation, support with social activities, shopping trips, form filling, hospital appointments and outings, light domestic chores or just a cuppa and a chat, Unity will be happy to help.

There are no age limits to this service, you just need to be over 18 and have a support need.

For information on how the process works in terms of charges and visits, click here.

This support is available for either the short or long term and for more information regarding this chargeable service please contact Unity on 0330 4004 116 or email info@unityonline.org.uk.

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Befriending Service

This free service is available to those people in our community who feel they would benefit from a weekly telephone call from one of our volunteers.

Please contact Unity on 0330 4004 116 or email info@unityonline.org.uk

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Organising and Decluttering Service

Unity provides a specialist, chargeable service for people who need help in decluttering their home.

We work closely to bring about an effective solution to improve health and wellbeing, working on a one-to-one basis with clients who approach us directly and also commissions from statutory agencies.

Click here for more information.

For information on how the process works in terms of charges and visits, click here.

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Take a Break Service

Our Take a Break service offers assistance to anyone who would benefit from taking a break from caring for a relative or a friend for a short period of time (Respite).

You may need attend an appointment or just to take some time for yourself but feel unable to leave your loved one unattended.

Unity is CQC registered and able to offer personal care services during our visit, as well as companionship, short trips out, or simply spending some quiet time with your loved one.

Our support workers can also provide companionship and/or advice and signposting to the carer.

For information on how the process works in terms of charges and visits, click here.

This support is available for either the short or long term and for more information regarding this chargeable service please contact Unity on 0330 4004 116 or email info@unityonline.org.uk.

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Information and Advice line

 We are here to help people find solutions to some of the problems caused by ongoing issues arising from Covid. To contact the Information and Advice Line please call 0330 4004 116 or email on info@unityonline.org.uk.

Our Support Workers

Regulated by the CQC

Our experienced support workers have been delivering support to residents in the Test Valley area for many years. All of our support workers are highly trained, reliable and caring.

We will try and ensure that you have to same support worker for each visit, although during times of sickness or annual leave, you may be offered a different worker. You have the option to decline a different worker if you would prefer, but this may mean that your visit will not be able to proceed until your regular support worker returns.

Support workers are happy to spend time with you in your home, having a chat, reading to you, playing a game, doing a crossword or simply watching a film or listening to the radio. Alternatively, you may wish to go out for a trip in the car, for a drive, a walk around a garden centre or for a coffee. In certain circumstances, outings may need to be arranged with the support worker in advance of the visit.

Our support workers do not provide full cleaning services, but are happy to support with light domestic chores such as hanging the washing out or loading the dishwasher.

Support workers will be happy to support to make drinks, prepare a light lunch such as sandwiches, or reheat a cooked meal.

All of our support workers are trained in First Aid, but will always call a paramedic in case of emergency and will not attempt to lift a client after a fall.

Our support workers are covered by the Unity public liability insurance policy, and are DBS checked.

Please note: Our support workers are not able to administer medication, but are able to remind the client to take it.

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